January's Birthstone

Garnet

The word Garnet is derived from the Latin name Granatum, a pomegranate, due to its granular resemblance to the fruit. Garnet is a sensual stone, a stone of intense feelings. It represents the primordial fire. Garnet revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, brings serenity and passion, inspires love and devotion and alleviates emotional disharmony. It is also widely known for the grounding of creative energy within the body. They're also called lucky stones: lucky for love, success, and for goals.
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Garnet Facts:

  • They are the January’s birthstones.
  • Garnet is placed among the most ancient talismans.
  • Garnets hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 on Mohs scale.
  • Garnet appearance range from transparent to opaque red.
  • Garnet is located in Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Kenya and South Africa.
  • February's Birthstone

    Amethyst

    Amethyst also known as “The Intuitive Eye” inspires trust, intuition and spirituality. Amethyst healing properties are as plentiful as the stone itself. It cleanses one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creates a resonant shield of spiritual light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, stress and unhealthy environments. It also opens you to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and controls the flow of energy within all the chakras.
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    Amethyst Facts:

  • Amethyst is the birthstone of February.
  • It stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras.
  • Amethyst colours range from light to dark purple.
  • Amethyst has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale.
  • Amethyst is found in Brazil, Zambia, South America, Africa, North America, Russia, South Korea , India and Sri-Lanka.
  • March's birthstone

    Aquamarine

    Aquamarine comes from latin "Aqua Marine" meaning "water of the sea". It is said to promote leadership qualities, boosts self-confidence, good health and brings stability in married life. Faithfulness, serenity, courage, hope, kindness, loyalty, friendship - there are so many qualities associated with the Aquamarine gemstone. This stone is a part of the beryl family and comes in several hues ranging from slight icy blue to pastel greenish blue.
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    Aquamarine Facts:

  • Aquamarine is the Birthstone of March
  • Aquamarine is the gemstone for the 19th wedding anniversary.
  • Aquamarine's hardness is between 7.5 - 8.0 on Mohs Scale.
  • It is found mainly in Brazil, but are also at other places around the world such as Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, India, Pakistan, United States and Zambia.
  • April's Birthstone

    Diamond

    "Diamonds are chunks of coal that stuck to their job." This is why it is a symbol of durability and invincibility. It is said to bring marital happiness and strengthen the bonds of love and symbolizes innocence, purity, love, eternity, and strength. This clear stone is associated with good luck, protection, enhancing relationships, increasing inner strength, clarity of thought, balance, and abundance.
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    Diamond Facts:

  • Diamond is the birthstone of April
  • It is the hardest material found and ranks 10 on Mohs Scale.
  • Diamonds are found extensively in areas near volcanic activity. They are also found in South Africa, India, Russia, Siberia, Brazil, China, Canada and the United States.
  • May's Birthstone

    Emerald

    Emerald, the green stone, is a wonderful gift of love, and homecoming. It is also known as "The Healer's Stone" because it is capable of bringing emotional, physical, and spiritual balance to its native. Traditionally, emerald stones are believed to benefit the wearer by enhancing contentment and the apparent power to perceive things that otherwise cannot be sensed.
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    Emerald Facts:

  • Emerald is the Birthstone of May.
  • Emerald is chemically known as beryllium aluminum silicate.
  • Emerald's hardness is between 7.5 - 8.0 on Mohs Scale.
  • This gemstone is found in many countries like Russia, Brazil, Zambia, India, Pakistan, etc., but the best emerald stone is obtained from Colombia, South America.
  • June's Birthstone

    Rainbow Moonstone

    Rainbow moonstone is actually a transparent labradorite, and despite what it’s name would suggest, it’s not a true moonstone. Rainbow Moonstone is associated with the emotional world. Because of its colours, this stone has a more joyful and energetic vibration than classic varieties of moonstone that are mainly white or pale blue. The nurturing energy of this stone brings comfort and guidance in difficult times.
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    Rainbow Moonstone Facts:

  • Rainbow Moonstone is one of the birthstones for June, along with Pearl.
  • Rainbow Moonstone is not a true moonstone, but a labradorite.
  • Moonstone falls between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
  • Rainbow moonstone deposits are found in Canada, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar, Russia, Sri Lanka and the USA.
  • July's Birthstone

    Ruby

    Known as the "King of Precious Gemstones", Ruby like it's name has been a choice for royalty overtime. It is said to be a symbol of health, wealth & prosperity. Strength, courage, vitality are some of the other quality associated with this gemstone. It is also associated with love, and hence, is a popular choice of gift between lovers. The colors of ruby range from light red, vermilion to shiny red known as pigeon's blood.
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    Ruby Facts:

  • Ruby is the birthstone of July.
  • Ruby is a variety of the mineral Corundum
  • Ruby's hardness is 9.0 on Mohs Scale
  • It is mined in Myanmar Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Kenya, Tanzania and the United States.
  • August's Birthstone

    Peridot

    Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold. Commonly referred to as “an Evening Emerald”, Peridot is also very beneficial when it comes to treating psychological afflictions. Peridot fosters emotional balance, security, and inner peace. It soothes nervousness, heals emotional and physical pain, and lightens suffering. The stone’s energy balances bipolar disorders and other forms of depression and helps one’s self esteem or bruised ego. Peridot's color ranges from pure green to yellowish green to greenish yellow.
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    Peridot Facts:

  • It is August’s birthstone.
  • Peridot is the stone used to celebrate the 16th year of marriage.
  • Peridot’s hardness ranges from 6.5 to 7 on Mohs scale.
  • Peridot is found in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania, Vietnam and the United States.
  • September's Birthstone

    Sapphire

    Sapphire comes from Greek Sapphirus, meaning Blue. However, it exists in a myriad of colors including pink, lavender, and orange too. Historically, it was worn by royalty for wisdom and by priests for purity. It is considered a symbol of loyalty, faithfulness, and trust. Associated with physical and emotional balance, the stone also embodies qualities such as sincerity, constancy, and trust. It is an excellent gift for a wedding due to it's serene color and the properties associated with it.
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    Sapphire Facts:

  • Sapphire is the Birthstone of September
  • It is almost as as hard as diamond and rates a 9.0 on Mohs Scale.
  • Like Ruby, it is also a variety of the mineral Corundum.
  • It is mined in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Australia, and the U.S.
  • October's Birthstone

    Opal

    The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of colour.” The gemstone helps the wearer to find everlasting happiness, love, good luck and positivity everywhere. It enhances self-worth, confidence and self-esteem, and helps you to understand your full potential. It also brings lightness and spontaneity.
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    Opal Facts:

  • Opal is the birthstone for the month of October.
  • It is also the stone given to celebrate the 14th year of marriage.
  • A single Opal stone can flash every colour of the spectrum
  • Opal’s hardness ranges from 5.5 to 6.5 on Mohs scale.
  • More than 90% of the world's precious opals come from Australia, and the rest from Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia and USA.
  • November's Birthstone

    Citrine

    Citrine is yellow quartz that has been associated for centuries as possessing the healing properties of the sun. Deriving its name from the Greek word Citron, it is made by heat treating Amethyst. It acts and manifesting stone, dispels anger and gives optimism, aids digestion and gives mental clarity. It has a wide colour range from lemon yellow to reddish brown since yellow quartz is very rare in nature.
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    Citrine Facts:

  • It is the birthstone for the month of November.
  • It has a wide colour range from lemon yellow to reddish brown since a yellow quartz is very rare in nature.
  • The ancient Romans used it for beautiful jewelry and intaglio work.
  • Citrine has a hardness of 7 on Mohs scale.
  • Natural citrine is found in Brazil, Ural Mountains of Russia, in Dauphine, France, and in Madagascar.
  • December Birthstone

    Blue Topaz

    Topaz is a symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid to one’s sweetness and disposition. Topaz gets its name from the Greek word topazion, which may originate from the Sanskrit tapas, meaning, “fire”. Topaz closely resembles the finest aquamarine. It dispels cowardice, calms the temper, cures madness and plague, and sharpens the wit. Topaz has been said to be an ideal stone for travellers, protecting them from homesickness and danger.
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    Blue Topaz Facts:

  • It is the birthstone of the month of December.
  • It is given in celebration of the 4th and 19th anniversaries of marriage.
  • Blue Topaz has a hardness of 8 on Mohs scale.
  • Topaz has been found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Australia, Myanmar (Burma), China, Germany, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the USA.